My home is now on Hilton Head Island in South Carolina, where I live with my retired husband and two English bulldogs.

My dog’s AKC name is ‘Bertie Wooster’s Jeeves,’ after the famous P.G. Wodehouse butler. Of course, we know him as plain ‘Jeeves.’

He may look dozy, but believe me, he has his bouncy moments!

I was born in Hertfordshire, England and graduated from Exeter University in Devon, which happens to be J.K. Rowlings’ alma mater, too. 

After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant (British CPA) with Ernst & Young in London, I moved with the firm to Frankfurt, Germany, where I met my American husband.

Germany is the mecca of riding, and I went back to my first love – horses.

Here in the States I compete in dressage on my home-bred Welsh Cross, Cruz Bay, the gelding in the photos. Owning horses has led to publication of several non-fiction equestrian books.

A well-deserved pat after a great dressage test!

Coming to America from a Protestant country, where the Church of England is the main religion, it was bizarre to be among a huge throng of fellow Catholics! I’d been away for several decades, and was slowly returning to my faith. That brought with it the realization that horses aren’t the be-all and end-all.

The real purpose of this life is to prepare for the next one and this knowledge fuels my writing of Christian fiction. You may like to start with Riding Out the Devil, the first part of The Jack Harper Trilogy, which you can download for free.